We already love whole spices for their visual appeal, but whole spices also hold their flavor longer than their pre-ground counterparts. The Full Contact mortar & pestle is designed to be sculpturally beautiful, fun to hold, and efficient at spice grinding. The profile of the pestle mirrors the interior of the mortar, so it produces a “full contact” effect. Perfect for grinding small amounts of sea salt, peppercorns, coriander and other dry spices. The pestle and mortar interior are matte white porcelain; the mortar exterior is glazed shiny white porcelain. Made in China. Hand-wash only.